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#2235 of 2254 Re: a/c issue [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 18, 2012 (6:18 pm)
Ok thats fine, I'm guessing that also explains why the a/c blows normal air no matter what the speed when the light won't work. Is the compressor working even though a/c isn't then? I get the feeling it's an electrical problem with getting the air cold. Because everything else about the a/c system works great. I've also noticed that the mileage number tends to short out so only the bottom half of the numbers on the odometer show from time to time. Is the problem related?
Thanks for the help.
#2236 of 2254 Re: a/c issue [dcman19]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 19, 2012 (7:45 am)
yeah even if you have automatic climate control (that is, just dial a number), the AC light has to be on for the AC compressor to be presumed to be working. If you observe the AC clutch on the front of the compressor, you'll see that the front half spins with the belt, but the back half won't turn unless it gets an electrical signal from your controls.
#2237 of 2254 Floor Mats For 2001 Accord
Sep 22, 2012 (10:43 pm)
Anyone know the best (and cheapest) place to buy replacement carpet floor mats for a 2001 Accord? I've seen a few option online but most don't look like the original ones.
#2238 of 2254 Re: Floor Mats For 2001 Accord [sahondabuyer]
Sep 23, 2012 (6:35 am)
The 2001 Honda OEM floor mats at an on line Honda dealer; H and A Accessories in Citrus Heights, CA cost $64. I buoght a set for my old 2001 Accord. Those 98-2002 year mats were top quality and heavy weight mats.
The newer model Honda mats are thin and cheap and cost the same!
#2239 of 2254 2002 Honda Coupe fuse box problems
Oct 31, 2012 (2:22 pm)
So my boy had to get his car inspected but it failed due to his SRS light being on so he looked on line and read something that said he could turn it off with a paper clip. He messed up and stuck the paperclip into the SRS fuse port and im guessing it shorted the car because now nothing works. actually his headlights and his inner lights work thats it, he has to use his key to open it....Any suggestions??
Oh p.s I told him not to jump it because i did not want to cause more problems
#2240 of 2254 Honda Accord Oil
Nov 03, 2012 (7:37 am)
Is there a specific blend of oil required for a 2000 Honda Accord ( only Honda oil) or may any brand oil be used so long as the weight is proper? Thanks.
#2241 of 2254 Re: Honda Accord Oil [lll3]
Nov 05, 2012 (6:17 pm)
You can use any brand of oil as long as it is the correct wieght. It's best to check in the manual for the weight. I believe it calls for 5W30.
#2242 of 2254 2002 Honda Accord; had upper ball joint replaced; makes noise now
Nov 20, 2012 (1:48 pm)
Here's the story: I was getting a routine oil change. After looking at the car, guy said I needed a new upper ball joint/control arm. I got that replaced. After leaving the lot, I started hearing a noise whenever the car came to a stop. It sounded like something powering down (higher pitch to lower pitch), then the noise stops when the car is stopped.
I took the car in and they said they couldn't find the problem, and said that it might be a transmission problem. That didn't make sense to me. They couldn't find anything with a diagnostic. What is going on? Anyone have any idea what could be making this noise right after the upper ball joint/control arm is replaced in a 2002 Honda Accord 6 cylinder?
#2243 of 2254 Re: 2002 Honda Accord; had upper ball joint replaced; makes noise now [dustingggg]
Nov 25, 2012 (3:28 pm)
All I know is that the service advisors at Honda Dealerships work on commission and the more "repairs" they can get you to pay for , the more money in their pocket. It is definitely a racket. I don't have any work done unless I get a second opinion and price quote.
#2244 of 2254 Re: 2002 Honda Accord; had upper ball joint replaced; makes noise now [dustingggg]
Nov 29, 2012 (1:41 am)
Could be anything in the suspension, I'm guessing that either you need to get the suspension regreased, but mainly when you hear the car winding down, it's your wheel bearings going out. Which could be possible because with a worn ball joint it'll put more force on the lower CA which in turn wears your wheel bearings more. It may have been worn for a while but now that everything is sitting how it should the noise showed up